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Contract: Site Operations Engineer / Alberta

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Location: Alberta


The client is currently seeking a Site Operators Engineer to join their Lloydminster Operations Process Engineering team. The term of this role is 6 months with a possibility of extension, with an ultimate progression into a full-time employee position for the right individual.  This role will be 40 hours a week, however as there is travel required at least two days a week and due to the nature of the role, additional hours may be required as needed and directed by the workload and team needs.


The Site Operations Engineer will:

  • Provide field level process engineering support to Operations and other stakeholders within Thermal and Conventional Heavy Oil.
  • Apply engineering theory and problem-solving skills to resolve safety/environmental/integrity concerns, optimize facility performance, and scope/identify opportunities that reduce OPEX or add business value.

The roles and responsibilities of this Site Operations Engineer will be:

  • Support and collaborate with Operations to:
o Resolve operational process / equipment issues (analyze and troubleshoot process issues, recommend ideas and solutions).

o Verify process changes, validate process function, and perform equipment sizing / rating by creating and updating process simulations models and/or completing engineering calculations / analysis.

o Identify facility bottlenecks, process improvements, and OPEX reduction opportunities; scope and frame to resolve.

o Support safety, environmental, and integrity concerns; scope and frame to resolve.

o Complete or support work intake for process engineering investigations and process, management of change requests.

o Complete process release calculations to support process safety event incident investigations.

  • Provide process engineering representation and support for Operational risk assessments, Project / MOC PHA, revalidation HAZOPs, and other related evaluations (eg. Alarm , Rationalization).                                                                                                                         
  • Define, implement, monitor, and sustain facility Safe Operating Limits.
  • Support integrated production planning by identifying and managing facility constraints.
  • Support facility outages by quantifying outage production impacts, supporting operational risk assessments, completing process engineering calculations / modelling, and supporting found work resolution.
  • Complete performance monitoring on facility process and equipment; collaborate to drive business performance and operational efficiency.
  • Execute process engineering investigations and small MOCs (ex. set-points changes, chemical changes).
  • Interface with Facilities Engineering to support process engineering requirements for front end scoping and execution of engineering investigations and MOCs (process engineering support for facility changes).
  • Coordinate process trials (PTRs) (eg. chemical trials, process optimization).
  • Interface with capital project teams as needed, support up front scoping and integration/consideration of operating conditions.  
  • Support the Enhanced Production Audit Program (annual measurement schematic review, engineering estimates, monthly or quarterly gas sample verification, audits).
  • Complete data gathering / trending to support business needs.
  • Complete and support engineering work in alignment with the Company professional practice management plan.
  • Support the continuous improvement of business processes and documentation.

This Site Operations Engineer will possess:

  • Solid understanding of upstream process and equipment.
  • Solid understanding of engineering principles and strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work closely with operations, maintenance, and other engineering teams to achieve goals.
  • Able to manage and prioritize competing demands in a fast paced, operational front-line work environment. 
  • Able to listen effectively and understand different points of view.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills.

Qualification for this role will be:

  • Must be registered with APEGA / APEGS as a P. Eng.
  • Chemical, Petroleum, Mechanical Engineering degree
  • 10+ years of industry experience ideally working with both Owner/Operators and within an EPC/EPCM organization
  • Proficient with process simulation tools (HYSYS, Unisim)
  • Previous experience in an operational, process engineering role is an asset
  • Previous process engineering design experience is an asset
  • Driver’s license is required
  • H2S Alive/ confined spaces entry 1
  • Gas Detection

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